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Career Chasers

English, Finance, 1 season, 11 episodes, 3 hours, 56 minutes
The intersection of womanhood, race, and ethnicity can be a challenging place to navigate alone – speaking from my own personal experience of navigating Corporate America and coaching people all over the world. I decided it was time to advocate for women and create a podcast that provides encouragement, accountability, and a strategic approach to navigating the nuances of the working woman. In this podcast, I’ll teach you how to think of your career holistically, looking at it from all angles as you take charge in discovering a meaningful and purpose-driven career. I’ll also be interviewing other dynamic women who’ve experienced and overcome similar challenges in their career with grace, confidence and of course strategy.
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What to do in a Toxic Work Environment

In the Season 1 finale of Career Chasers, host Latesha Byrd prompted you with the question, "What do you need to do in a toxic work environment?"  Some might say you need to leave immediately, maybe you slowly plan your exit while you line up another position, perhaps you try to repair the situation. Regardless of your answer, Latesha wants to get the discussion going because there's several good answers to this dilemma.  Stay tuned until the end of the podcast to hear Latesha give away a one-on-one coaching session with one of her listeners for answering this question!
5/11/202122 minutes, 57 seconds
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Performance Reviews

Creating clear and defined expectations is part of the dynamic of any workplace, and at many companies this manifests itself as a performance review. While being able to effectively communicate strengths and weaknesses is key to any working relationship, the performance review can often have built in biases, especially for Black and Brown people and women. In today's episode of Career Chasers, Latesha Byrd talks about why the performance review is a good time to level set expectations, dealing with biases, the power of having a brag sheet or self review, and five steps you can do to knock your performance review out of the park. Also, you can win a free coaching session with Latesha, and get featured in the Season 1 finale on next week's episode. All you have to do is listen to the first part of today's episode to find out how!
5/5/202130 minutes, 53 seconds
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Safe Spaces, Safe Workplaces

Diversity hiring is something that lots of companies have talked a big game about recently, but have they followed up with action? If your workplace hasn't, Latesha is coming to you with strategies that will help you keep your company accountable and giving them actionable steps to opening the hiring process to more minority candidates. If you don't have an ERG (Employee Resource Group), Latesha talks about what it is and how it helps.   It continues to be a difficult time for minorities in the workplace with violence against Black, Brown and Yellow bodies regularly in the media and online. Latesha opens the episode with her thoughts on how we can be at our best, but also prioritize our own self care first.
4/26/202131 minutes, 29 seconds
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Navigating the Workplace During Racial Injustice

It's a difficult time to be Black and Brown in the workplace while horrific videos and images are everywhere of police shootings, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and other acts of violence against minority populations everywhere you look. You might feel heavy with emotion, and yet your workplace friends are going to ask you the same questions they always do.  On today's episode of Career Chasers, Latesha Byrd throws the career advice out the window and gets down to it. Protecting your space and your energy as as Black and Brown woman in today's unforgiving work environment is a top priority, and Latesha is giving you at least three tips on dealing with racial violence and its effect in the workplace.  Sign up for Career Chasers at
4/19/202119 minutes, 55 seconds
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Get the Bag! Salary Negotiation Techniques

Last week, Latesha talked about the myths of salary negotiation, and how much of what we've been taught about if, when and how to ask for more salary is wrong or misleading. This week, Latesha gives you a five step process for what to do when you get the job or get the promotion. It all starts with evaluating your needs and your worth so that you know what you want in return for the value that you bring to the table. Then you need to know what to say and how to ask for the things you clearly deserve. Finally, Latesha shows you how even though these conversations can be awkward, they are necessary and will lead to more salary, more benefits and more resources for you and your team.  Join the #1 career development program for women of color and see how our members are securing $80k in salary increases during a pandemic. Sign up Annual members receive 2 months free and a Career Journal for Women Bundle.
4/12/202120 minutes, 28 seconds
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Salary Negotiation Myths

We need to stop asking "should I ask for a higher salary?" And start asking "How should I ask for a higher salary?" In this episode of Career Chasers, Latesha explains why asking for a higher salary is something you need to get into the habit of, especially when you're just starting out with a company. Latesha gives you scripts and negotiation strategies that you can use right now, and explains why it's never a bad time to ask for a raise.
4/6/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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Job Search Hacks: How My Clients Land Job Offers in Three Months (or Less)

Join Latesha's FREE salary negotiation training Know Your Worth, Then Add Tax on March 31, 2021 - Learn how to negotiate salary increases, job offers, and promotions with confidence.    After you attend this 90-minute webinar, you’ll receive a free LinkedIn Checklist with 30 tips on how to level up your LinkedIn in 48 hours.    Career Chasers Members Club is opening enrollment April 1st! Join the #1 Career Development Program women of color and learn strategies our members used to land new jobs with $80K salary increases during the pandemic.
3/29/202123 minutes, 17 seconds
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Asking For More

Unfortunately, the playing field isn't equal for Black and Brown women. That's why it's even more important for us to be able to advocate for ourselves in the workplace. We need to be more comfortable asking for access to trainings, conferences and other forms of career development.   In today's episode of Career Chasers, Latesha  shares some of her strategies on how you can make the asks of your employer that will help not only show your current value, but what value your development will bring to the table for your company in the future.
3/22/202119 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dealing with Microagressions in the Workplace

Stop me if you've heard this before: After writing a fire blog post or delivering a bomb presentation, your coworker comes up to you in the breakroom and says, "Wow, you were so articulate!" Or, "I didn't know you could write so well!"   Despite the prefix, microaggressions aren't so small. In fact, they are a pretty big deal, and having to navigate a workplace where people see phrases like this as compliments can have a major effect on your mental health and wellbeing. In today's episode, Latesha shares some of her experiences with microaggressions in the workplace, and some things to keep in mind when dealing with microagressors to reclaim your power.    Resources:   The “Problem” Woman of Colour in the Workplace When Black Women Go From Office Pet to Office Threat
3/15/202129 minutes, 20 seconds
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Black and Brown Women in the Workplace

Have you ever been at the table as a woman of color, only to be dismissed, talked over and not even be able to speak up? Have you ever had to step into the bathroom in tears because someone said a racist comment to you, discredited your work or called you "difficult?" Have you ever been passed over for promotions while your white male counterparts get paid more and receive more opportunities?   If the answer is yes, this podcast is for *you.* Meet Latesha Byrd, host of Career Chasers, and advocate for Black and Brown women in the professional workplace. Get to know Latesha, what she's about, and what you can expect from this podcast.   Resources:   The report I spoke of: Lean In Report - State of Black Women in the Workplace:   Career Shop for Women: For our Career Journal for Women and Career Affirmation Cards shop    Career Chasers Members Club: - our global community of ambitious Black & Brown on their path of chasing career greatness 
3/8/202121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Welcome to Career Chasers with Latesha Byrd!

Welcome to Career Chasers with Latesha Byrd! Take a listen to our trailer and find out what Latesha Byrd is all about. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast when you get done!
2/25/20212 minutes, 57 seconds